Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus

June 18
10:02 AM 2009

In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the mid-1980s, 13-year-old Franklin Robertson is trying to survive. His parents don't understand him. His older brother torments him non-stop. He'd rather write stories than go on dates. His great comfort comes from the horror movies he watches every Saturday night at midnight, on a black-and-white TV set in his basement, introduced by the enigmatic Dr. Cerberus. In fact, Franklin feels certain that Dr. Cerberus can save his misfit life-if only Franklin could get on his show. A coming-of-age comedy with a twist of terror, Doctor Cerberus is the latest from this "intelligent, compassionate writer" (Variety).

Roberto Aguirre Sacasa's play King of Shadows was featured as a NewSCRipts reading at SCR in 2007. His other plays include Good Boys and True, Based on a Totally True Story, The Mystery Plays and Dark Matters. For Marvel Comics, he is the Harvey Award-winning author of The Stand. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is currently writing a new book to the classic Charles Strouse/Lee Adams musical It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's SUPERMAN! and also writes for the HBO series "Big Love."

DOCTOR CERBERUS
April 11 - May 2, 2010
Julianne Argyros Stage

Photo by South Coast Repertory.
Photo by Kevin Bohn/SCR

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Matt McGrath, Brett Ryback, Steven Culp, Lee Rosen and Nike Doukas

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Brett Ryback and Matt McGrath

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Brett Ryback, Steven Culp and Lee Rosen

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Matt McGrath, Steven Culp, Brett Ryback and Nike Doukas

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Brett Ryback and Nike Doukas

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, director Bart DeLorenzo, Matt McGrath, Brett Ryback (obscured), Steven Culp and Lee Rosen

Photo Flash: South Coast Rep's Doctor Cerberus
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and director Bart DeLorenzo

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